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75 homeless families in Catanduanes get housing units from National Government

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Seventy-five families In Catanduanes finally have a place which they can call their own home.

A year after rebuilding their shelters, 75 families who were left homeless after being hit by the Typhoon Nina received last month their housing units from the national government.

The housing project was funded by the national government and was spearheaded by the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in partnership with the Provincial Government and Local Government Unit of Virac.

The project aims to help the residents of the Relocation Site to rebuild their houses through the Training-Cum-Production (TCP) project.

In his message, TESDA Deputy Director General Alvin S. Feliciano said that TESDA became an instrument in realizing this project for two main reasons, first is to rebuild their houses, and to give them sustainable income by teaching them Masonry and Carpentry in which their first project was their houses.

“Ako po ay nagpapasalamat sa siyempre sa mga Local Government niyo: sa Mayor ng Virac, kay Governor at sainyong lahat, dahil nagkatulung-tulong tayo na iparamdam sa mga tao ang serbisyo ng gobyerno,” Feliciano said.

Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua, in his speech, assured everyone of his “unwavering support” for every project that will benefit the informal settlers.

The Governor also reiterated the importance of the new scheme of TESDA which aims to enhance the skills of its trainees to attain jobs that will surely help them.

“Yung programa ng TESDA ang nakikita kong pag-asa natin,” Cua said.